Lake Mead - a ridge along the Northshore Road

This is a photo of a ridge along the Northshore Road.

Detailed Description

This ridge is along the Northshore Road near milepost 14. The red outcrops in the foreground belong to the Red Sandstone, and are part of sedimentary basin fill deposits of Late Miocene Age (Tingley and others, 2001; Beard and others, 2007). Older sedimentary rocks of late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic age crop out in the core of this uplift. Steeply dipping strata in the hogbacks along the south-facing flank consists of the Bitter Ridge Limestone Member of the Horse Spring Formation.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US